Framed art combined with books - this is one of the looks we always like. We are a bit book crazy, so a full wall of our bedroom is filled with shelves. We love how it looks as is, but hanging art on the front of it (as shown above) is a tempting idea... We like how it makes the books retreat visually somewhat, appearing simply as a wallpaper type of pattern. It works especially well in the example shown here, due to the symmetry of the shelves themselves and the matching artwork. The big white expanse in between also breaks up the intensity of all the books, giving the eye a bit of a rest stop. We're considering giving it a go...has anyone "tried this at home"? Photo: Framed Bird Prints from Pottery Barn.